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PENNSYLVANIA DEP ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF AFV REBATES

On December 28th, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published a notice concerning the continued availability of rebates for alternative fuel vehicles. The grants cover various types of alternative fuel vehicles and, in the case of NGVs, provide up to $1,000 for a new NGV offered by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Converted vehicles apparently also qualify but only EPA-certified systems qualify. Leased vehicles currently do not qualify for funding and purchased vehicles must have 500 or fewer miles on them at the time of purchase to qualify. The grants are administered under the Pennsylvania Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. According to the DEP, qualifying vehicles must be registered in the state and operated primarily in the state. The rebates are to be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the order in which they are received. The notice indicates that interested persons should visit the state’s website to check for the latest rebate forms. As of last week, the new forms had not been posted. Visit www.portal.state.pa.us and search for “alternative fuel rebate.”